I was thinking about the suspicion around colour, surface colour and the clown
This painting was selected for create magazine issue 14, winner in Jopp and appears on the front cover of the music album 'controlled hallucination' from the gasman. It is now in private collection
I wanted to create something distant and isolated, an incongruous place. Tents became an interesting theme because of their temporality, fragility and culture. Tents from my childhood evoke awkwardness for me and cold, damp nights. They often have nice colours, specific to that era.
I found this building in East London. I was thinking a lot about Turner's paintings and the idea of the sublime in painting. Light became important for me in re-contextualising the everyday. Grey building was selected for Create Magazine issue 14 along with 'The Circus Within'
Drawing and sketching is something I like to do for its immediacy and freedom to play, plan or think outside of my usual focus. Planting mushrooms smack bang in the middle of the suburbs or in a Le Corbusier landscape is something which may never happen in a painting, but can happen in a drawing.
The Atom Bomb sketches, Oak Ridge, Los Alamos, Hiroshima, Nagasaki. A series of drawings in fine line pen and white gel pen on grey sugar paper. Current day suburbs of the secret cities Los Alamos and Oak Ridge which produced the atom bomb to drop on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 6 and 9 1945.
Part of the monochrome series about colour and the colourless. There is something about drawing in this for me, the movement of the brush on the surface became drawn lines. This painting was exhibited in Salzburg for 17-19 Hz with Amanda Burzic
Public toilets was exhibited at Periscope, Salzburg for 17-19 Hz with Amanda Burzic. The five paintings in the show became a series about colour and line and were very much about large scale drawing in oil paint.
One of the five monochrome paintings which was exhibited at Periscope, Salzburg for the 17-19 Hz exhibition with Amanda Burzic in May 2018. The series was about the space between drawing and painting and what happens when colour is removed.
The first of the monochrome series. I painted this at home when the children were very young on a canvas with their poster paints. It was featured in FreshPaintMagazine June 2016 along with 'Corner'. Block is now in private collection.